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Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in Jerusalem

Violence between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces spread beyond the walls of Jerusalem’s old city on Friday, with at least eight Palestinians shot in clashes in the West Bank and Israeli policemen injured by firebombs in a restive part of the city. In a rare decision, Israeli leaders called up a few hundred border police reservists to beef up ...

Mexican tourists killed by Egyptian military by mistake

  Egyptian security forces accidentally killed 12 people, including eight Mexicans, when they opened fire on a convoy of tourists in the country’s Western Desert on Sunday. A group of 22 tourists were preparing to camp out in the Wahat area of the Western Desert when they were attacked by the Egyptian forces, the BBC reported.

Australia gained the reputation of having the most ruthless politics in the world

With the swearing in of Malcolm Turnbull as our sixth prime minister in eight years, Australia has gained the reputation of having the most ruthless politics in the world. But is it true? Since December 2007 Australia has had five changes to the prime ministership — Howard, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd a second time, Abbott and now Turnbull. Only a handful ...

Emirates defends its response to Syria’s refugee crisis

The New York Times By Adam Schreck | AP  The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday defended its response to the Syrian refugee crisis in the face of criticism that the country and other oil-rich Gulf states should be doing more to address the issue.   In a statement provided to The Associated Press, the Emirati government said it has provided residency permits ...

Hariri : Qatar is a brotherly state that cares about Lebanon’s stability

Al-Mustaqbal movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri stressed Wednesday that “rumors implicating the name of the State of Qatar in the current Lebanese events are definitely baseless.” “Qatar is a brotherly state that cares about Lebanon’s stability and it did not hesitate to help the country under all circumstances,” Hariri tweeted. Hailing the “fraternal ties” with Qatar and its political leadership, ...

Israeli Officials expressed Concerned About Gas Discovery in Egypt

Israeli officials expressed concern that the discovery of an extensive gas field off the coast of Egypt could upend Israeli development of its energy resources. The Italian energy company Eni SpA on Sunday announced the discovery of the largest gas field in the Mediterranean, threatening a deal between the Israeli government and developers that was based on expectations of substantial ...

Jewish to Abbott: Islamic State terrorists are worse than the Nazis

James Massola Australia’s peak Jewish group has rounded on Prime Minister Tony Abbott for suggesting Islamic State terrorists are in some ways worse than the Nazis. Mr Abbott said on Thursday a decision on whether Australia would join the United States in launching air strikes on Syria, in addition to Iraq, would be made next week when Defence Minister Kevin Andrews returned ...

They want to kill us and the law does nothing

By: Vic Alhadeff The Daily Telegraph IN a bile-filled rant, a Sydney preacher recently called for death to a group of Australians because of their ethnic identity. The law was unable to do anything about it. It was impotent, powerless to act. Ismail al-Wahwah, spiritual leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir, accused Jews of corrupting the world, describing them as “the most ...

gunman fired a single shot through the front window of Indian restaurant in Harris Park

Up to 40 people inside a busy Indian restaurant in Sydney’s west were “extremely lucky” not to be injured when a gunman fired a single shot through the front window, police say. The gunman, dressed in a blue tracksuit, was seen running from Billu’s Indian Eatery on Wigram Street in Harris Park in the moments after the shooting, which occurred just before 9pm on ...

Abbott: Conservatives good for indigenous

It helps to have a conservative leader on your side. That’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s message on constitutional reform as he takes ministers and senior officials to the Torres Strait for the week. Mr Abbott said recognising indigenous people in the constitution had been a “long-term national project” kicked off by his conservative mentor John Howard in 1999. And in ...